February Book Club: Judy Blume-“Are You There God, It’s Me, Maragaret” and “Forever”

Aw, Judy B… She holds a sentimental place in my heart as I’m sure she does in the hearts of many who have read her books.  Who understands being a teenager quite like Judy Blume?  My Adult Young Adult Book Club decided to have a “Judy Blume” theme for the month of February and read Forever and Are You there God? It’s Me, Margaret.

I am going to talk more about Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret but wanted to give a shout out to Forever and just say that for me it was very accurate about the experience of first love and “first time” experiences.  I also really appreciate that Judy B wrote a book in which teenagers were sexually active but were being safe about it and even went to Planned Parenthood.  I think that’s a really great example for sexually active teens. Read the rest of this entry »

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